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Magazines classes, held from 10 to 11:30
am Saturday, January 18 and from 7 to
8:30 pm Monday February 3 in the Main
Library Training Lab. To download the
magazines, readers must have an email
address and a valid Shaker Library card.
Bring this information to class. Please
register for this class at shakerlibrary.org or
by calling 216-991-2030 ext. 2385.
The Library has made it easy to get
Library material from home, work, or
on the run. Simply select items from the
Library’s online catalog and have them
delivered to the library location of your
choice. Stop by to pick up the items from
the self-service holds shelf, and then check
them out using the Library’s automated
self-check system. While staff welcomes
and encourages residents to linger and
browse the collection, this convenient
service is especially helpful for busy people
on the go.
Library cardholders can even pay fines
online through the Library’s catalog using
Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. NetNotice is
another helpful service that emails notices
when material approaches its due date. Sign
up online and never pay another fine!
Downloading ebooks is another way
to borrow Library material, and staff is
happy to help. Since ebooks are returned
automatically, borrowers never have to
worry about paying a late fee.
Library Seeks New Trustee
The Shaker Heights Board of Education
seeks a candidate for appointment to the
Shaker Heights Public Library Board of
Trustees. The appointment is for a sevenyear
term to replace Dr. David Hutt, whose
term ends March 31, 2014.
The Board of Trustees is the governing
body for the Library and establishes
policies and approves the expenditure
of funds. Current members of the board
are Judith Allen, Peter Anagnostos, Chad
Anderson, David Hutt, Kurt Miller, Jeanne
Shatten, and Carmella Williams. The board
usually meets at 6:30 pm the second
Monday of the months of September
through June at the Main Library, 16500
Van Aken Boulevard.
Shaker School District residents interested
in being considered for an appointment
to the board should have a history
of civic and community involvement.
Download an application at shakerlibrary.
org, or pick up an application at either
Shaker Library or the Board of Education
Administration building. Address: Library
Trustee Search, Shaker Heights Board
of Education, 15600 Parkland Drive,
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120. Completed
applications must be returned to the Board
of Education by January 31, 2014.
Declines in State Funding
and Property Tax Revenue
Combine for Loss of $1.1 Million
a Year for the Library;
Hours Reduced at
Bertram Woods Branch
Shaker Library, along with libraries across
the country, is struggling with issues
of uncertainty, whether in dealing with
diminishing dollars while attempting to
meet digital demands or continuing to
supply traditional services that are still
needed and required by many.
State funding has been stagnant
or declining since 2000. The Ohio
Department of Taxation estimates that
the recent biennial budget will once again
provide libraries with fewer dollars over
the first year and will only keep up with
inflation with a strong second year.
to Shaker Library
Shaker Library would be in much
worse condition if not for the support of
residents who pay property tax; however,
property taxes have declined $1 million
Blower-Door Testing is the most
practical way to predict energy
savings by measuring and locating
leakage, providing the home
owner and insulator with
measurable and verifiable pre and
Thermal imaging inspections
provide a picture of a specific
condition of a home or building.
Infrared cameras locate anomalies
from moisture or water damage,
roof leaks, and window leakage.
Infrared scans can locate missing
or deficient insulation.
* Period Homes, Brick, Shake,
* High Density Fire Rated Foam
* Blown Insulation
* Roof, Soffit, and Bathroom
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